Storytime and Music with Andrew Katz, Peter Katz, and Joseph Sherman – Sunday, November 11 at 2PM

Join us for the author & illustrator of How to Catch A Bear (Andrew Katz & Joseph Sherman) for a special storytime at Queen Books! Peter Katz will be providing musical accompaniment, and Andrew and Joseph will be signing books!

How to Catch A Bear tells a tale of two book lovers and one unlikely friendship.

Julia has many friends in the forest by her house. She climbs trees with Scotty the squirrel, plays hide-and-seek with Abigail the groundhog, and has farting contests with Frieda the skunk. Julia dreams of meeting a bear, a bear she could play with and hug. But no bear has ever shown its snout.

One day, inspired by a book she’s reading, Julia brings honey (the perfect bear snack) into the woods. The next day, she tries bringing blueberries. But to her great surprise, it’s not just sweet smells that can attract a bear! So begins a thrilling quest that will bring Julia to new corners of the forest—and of her heart.

Introducing a spunky young heroine with a nose for books, How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read invites children to share their love of reading—and of bearnormous hugs—with Julia.

Andrew Katz has been writing and teaching in Montreal for more than fifteen years. After graduating from medical school, he completed his master’s in English and Creative writing and began teaching at Dawson College. His areas of specialization include Children’s Literature, and in 2013 he won the Dawson College Director General’s Award for Teaching Excellence. How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read is his first children’s book.

Juliana Léveillé-Trudel’s first novel, Nirliit, was hailed by critics and by the public when it was published in 2015. It was translated into English by Vehicle Press in 2018 and will be adapted for the screen. Juliana Léveillé-Trudel is also a playwright and a founder of the Productions de brousse, a theater company. How to Catch a Bear Who Loves to Read is her first children’s book.

Joseph Sherman is a Gemini award-winning children’s animation series director, with 30 years of experience in the design and production of animated series, motion graphics and print illustrations. This is his first picture book.